INDUSTRY LOSES COFFEE PIONEER K. CYRUS MELIKIAN

AMonline.com
Dec 2 2008
WI

K.Cyrus Melikian of Haverford, Pa. recently passed away. He was 88. He
was active as chairman of Automatic Brewers & Coffee Devices Inc. in
Conshohocken, Pa. He is credited with inventing one of the first
coffee vending machines and long active in the vending and coffee
service industries.

He co-founded Rudd Melikian Inc. in Warminster, Pa., which became RMI,
which was sold Automatic Products ltd., which was acquired by Crane
Merchandising Systems.

He was the husband of Roxie Bozoian Melikian and devoted father
of Robert A. Melikian (Susan Hohnsbeen), Karen A. Melikian (Jay
Harrison), Michele Lockwood (Paul) and the late K. Cyrus Melikian
Jr. He was grandfather of Alexander, Hunter, Pearce, Anayis, Armen,
and Casey. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Bozoian.

The family will receive guests Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. in
the Chadwick and McKinney Funeral Home, 30 E. Athens Ave. Ardmore and
after 10 a.m. Saturday morning Dec. 6, at St. Gregory the Illuminator
Armenian Apostolic Church, 8701 Ridge Ave., Phila., PA 19128, where
his funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Interment will be at George
Washington Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory
to Armenian Students Association, for benefit of the K. Cyrus Melikian
Memorial Scholarship, 333 Atlantic Ave., Warwick, RI 02888.